Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 5/31/15 Democrats back Licari against Islip Supervisor Carpenter Islip Democrats named East Islip attorney Thomas Licari as their candidate to challenge Republican town
Spin Cycle 5/31/15 Conservatives seek to elect chair's spouse Huntington Conservatives are looking to clear the way for electing recently appointed District Court Judge
Spin Cycle 5/31/15 GOP looks to Calamia to oppose Lindsay for Suffolk Leg. With Assemb. Al Graf out as a candidate to take on freshman Legis. William Lindsay
Spin Cycle 5/25/15 Judge rejects town board member's lawsuit A state Supreme Court judge has rejected former Brookhaven Town Board member Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld's lawsuit
Spin Cycle 5/25/15 A one-time ally turns rival in Riverhead supervisor scrap Anthony Coates, who two years ago managed the campaign of Riverhead's Republican Supervisor Sean Walter,
Spin Cycle 5/25/15 SCCC board chair meets with other members on alleged ethics issue Suffolk County Community College trustee chairwoman Dafny Irizarry and her attorney met in executive session